Autumn is the perfect time of year to dig up the shoes you stowed away last spring, go out and buy new ones, or do a little of both. Fall is also the perfect excuse to bundle up in accessories and wear not-practical-for-snow knee-high boots before winter hits. If you’re planning to invest in new footwear for the fall season, consider comfort, style, and even history to build a unique autumn style that’s all your own.

Naot Shoes

Perfect for walking, standing, shopping, dancing, commuting, plus a day at the office, Naot shoes are truly versatile.

These shoes are sleek, simple and outrageously comfortable. Pleasure, the Mary-Jane style shoe pictured is aptly named. Though it features a small heel, it fits and feels more like a flat Mary-Jane shoe. It’s perfect to wear for a day at the office and then a night of walking around the town for dinner followed by hours of dancing.

The entire Naot collection follows the same idea. Featuring a mix of sandals, stylish clogs, heels and flats, each shoe is made to form to your foot, offering maximum comfort and style for any situation.

Karen Elson’s Vintage America for Nine West

Based on the style of model/musician, Karen Elson, Nine West’s Vintage America collection is a historic yet fashionable collection that’s daring in a subtle way.

The collection as a whole is not very flashy; featuring mostly buckled and laced up boots with an earthy feel. It mixes classic, Victorian styles and silhouettes with modern colors and fabrics to create a uniquely artistic collection.

The pictured boot titled: In the Dirt, is a modern spin on a classic design. It reaches up past the calf and laces all the way down with a mild heel and side zipper for convenience. The material is a rugged synthetic leather with a little shine on certain areas.

Steven by Steve Madden

Shoemaker extraordinaire, Steve Madden introduces a fall line with more flavor, risk and personality than his average shoe.

His collection, Steven, seems to be aimed towards a younger, trendier crowd who isn’t afraid to make a splash with their footwear.

The Steven collection offers a little bit of everything. From wedges to stilettos to pumps and from flats to oxfords to boots, this collection has something for the fashionista in everyone.

The shoe pictured is a sequined flat called the Madee-S and it may be the cutest flat anyone’s seen in a while. It’s sophisticated but fun all at once, the type of shoe someone stops you to ask about.

The same classic silhouette is used for several different shoes, some of which are less loud for those concerned with making too much of a splash. The shoes in the collection are both functional and stylish, a hard feat to pull off.

Gear Up For Fall

So, go ahead and start autumn off on the right foot. Even if you have boots from last fall, it couldn’t hurt to get just one more pair. Right?